Music Education Institute
Head of the Institute, Professor Kristi Kiilu
The curriculum of the Music Education major offers the most versatile music education: from classical to pop, from instrumental to vocal, from interpretation to teaching. The Institute’s work is organised and carried out by the Music Education Institute of EAMT, with a slogan both cordial and ambitious: Closer to great music! The Institute values its students and helps their development from the musical, personal and pedagogical standpoint. The curriculum includes learning a musical instrument (piano, recorder, small Estonian harp, rhythm music instruments), conducting, vocal arrangement and vocal improvisation, as well as arrangement, solfeggio and pop-jazz solfeggio, and provides various opportunities to perform with other students. Discussions cover different schools of general and music pedagogy (including Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze). Another strength of the department is the active and unified student community that organises many kinds of events.
The Institute welcomes high school graduates, who have learnt and can play a musical instrument, and who wish to become inspiring music teachers. The music education curriculum in EAMT creates a wonderful opportunity for those, who wish or need to influence the future society through teaching music to children and others. Many of our graduates work as music teachers in schools of general education, as choral conductors, and traditional and pop-rock-jazz music teachers in music schools.